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What does the future hold for 3-D chocolate printing?

Every home to have a 3-D printer sooner than you think, says Hershey

Hershey tips 3-D printing to take off like the microwave oven in the Eighties - with ultra-customized designs a possibility in retail stores.

Candy dynamism not matched by packaging, says Smithers Pira

Confectionery brands must ensure the packaging for new products is as innovative as the flavors, particularly to stave off competition from private label imitators, says packaging specialists Smithers Pira.

Perfetti Van Melle claims filled toffee lollipop first

Perfetti Van Melle has filed a patent for what it claims are the first filled toffee lollipops produced through depositing.

Big Tobacco eyes caffeine growth with oral strips

The launch of oral caffeine strip Reon sees cigarette-making giant Imperial Tobacco diversifying its market attentions and targeting on-the-go urban professionals.

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UKIP jelly babies under fire on Amazon

Sweet manufacturer Choc-Kits has come under fire for releasing a “fun” can of UKIP jelly babies on Amazon.

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Accidental inventions: The barf flavored jelly bean inventor
Personality of the Year spills the jelly beans

‘There’s no typical day in R&D’: How the barf flavored jelly bean was created by accident

ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year, Jelly Belly's R&D manager Ambrose Lee, talks flavor development.

Chewing gum daily reduces the mouth’s bacterial load, says Wrigley-backed study

Chewing gum daily reduces the mouth’s bacterial load, says Wrigley-backed study

Researchers from the University of Groningen and Wrigley say that sugar-free chewing gum can trap and remove...

Asia cocoa grind sees 'dramatic decline' in Q4 2014

‘Dramatic decline’ in Asia cocoa grind as emerging markets slow

Asia’s cocoa grind dropped 17.2% in the fourth quarter after an economic slowdown in China, adding another cocoa...

Barry Callebaut develops heat tolerant chocolate

The fourth degree: Our heat tolerant chocolate doesn’t skimp on taste, says Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut says it has developed a thermo-tolerant chocolate that can withstand four degrees more heat than...

Confectionery Personality of the Year 2014: Jelly Belly's Ambrose Lee

Who won? ConfectioneryNews announces Personality of the Year 2014

Votes have been cast and counted for ConfectioneryNews’ Inaugural Personality of the Year competition and we can...

Olam pays cocoa trading fine

Olam pays $3m to settle unlawful cocoa trading case

The world’s third largest cocoa processor Olam has agreed to pay a fine of $3m for alleged...

Barry Callebaut posts Q1 sales growth

Barry Callebaut grows above chocolate confectionery market in Q1

Leading cocoa processor Barry Callebaut has reported volume growth ahead of the global chocolate confectionery market in...

Vanparys seeks partners for export sales growth

Vanparys seeks partners for UK, Germany and US export drive

Belgian chocolate dragées firm Vanparys is aiming to build a network of wholesale partners to grow its...

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